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Revision Rhinoplasty: It’s Not Pretty When You Can’t Breathe

by | Nov 4, 2016 | Blog, Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex and precise facial procedures that Dr George Marcells performs at our practice. Even more challenging, however, is revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty is a surgery to correct physical and aesthetic problems that are the result of a previous nose surgery.

If you’re not happy with the results of a recent or long-ago rhinoplasty, this article will be of particular interest to you.

Breathing & Beauty are not Mutually Exclusive

One of the most common complaints that bring people to our rooms after a rhinoplasty with another doctor is difficulty breathing. Surgeons who are not trained in the art and science of facial plastic surgery may focus too much on aesthetic issues and ignore the underlying bone structure. When that happens, complications after surgery may include:

  • Nasal obstructions
  • Nasal collapse
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Breathing problems

Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for airways. Our online gallery shows how Dr Marcells has used his skills in female revision rhinoplasty and male revision rhinoplasty to help his patients look better and breathe better, too.

5 Benefits of Revision Rhinoplasty

Dr Marcells has the expertise and experience to diagnose the underlying anatomic causes of problems related to the nose. He also understands the spectrum of aesthetic and breathing complications that can arise after rhinoplasty. With his help, our patients

  • Improve nasal function
  • Improve breathing
  • Reduce sinus problems
  • Restore/improve facial symmetry

Dr Marcells uses an open structure technique with our patients with provides the greatest results. With his expertise these incisions are close to invisible.

Is Revision Rhinoplasty Covered by Insurance?

Some patients opt for revision rhinoplasty out of necessity, due to functional problems with their breathing. Others merely want to correct aesthetic imperfections. Unless your procedure is considered a medical necessity, revision rhinoplasty is considered elective cosmetic surgery. Medicare Australia or private health insurers typically do not cover it.

Nose into Revision Rhinoplasty in Edgecliff

If you or someone you know is suffering from breathing problems or aesthetic concerns related to a previous nose job, we’d like to offer relief. You can use our online enquiry form or call us on 1300 555 095 to schedule an appointment and get the facts from Dr George Marcells.

You’ll breathe more than a sigh of relief!

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Meet Dr Marcells

MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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